Patrol is a visual media company committed to works of orthodox theology and aesthetic beauty.

 

Why

THE GOSPEL

It is the gospel that compels us to create beautiful things. It is not beauty for the sake of beauty or art for the sake of art, but we create as the power of the gospel manifests itself in the life of the artist. This power causes the artist to respond in acts of beauty and excellence.

How

BEAUTY

In order to communicate the message of the gospel accurately, beauty is required. When we choose to portray the gospel in visually poor ways, we devalue the beauty that its message represents. As a consequence, our understanding of the gospel will be insufficient and our perception will be inaccurate. Ultimately, we believe beauty and sound theology are inseperable. 

What

MEDIA

We produce and distribute books and films.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Story

 

2013

Husband and wife Eleazar and Bekah Ruiz, along with their brother Rommel Ruiz, sat down to write and illustrate their first children’s book.

2016

JANUARY

After three years of writing, storyboarding, and illustrating, the time came to find a publisher. However it was difficult to find a good fit for the type of work they planned to create, both now and in the future.

They desired to partner with a company where theology was elevated, art was highly valued, and artists were fairly compensated. Unfortunately they found that in the current publishing world, those characteristics are rare.

JULY 18

So out of a need to create that kind of publishing house, the Ruizes launched Patrol Books. Bekah (an educator), Rommel (a commercial artist), and Eleazar (an art director/graphic designer) founded Patrol Books to support the release of their first children’s book: Golly's Folly: The Prince Who Wanted it All and additionally to create a publishing house where other authors and illustrators with like-minded passion could publish their works.

2017

FEBRUARY

After six months of some success PATROL became more than just a book publisher, it relaunched itself as a visual media company. Growth came more quickly than expected and PATROL started to sell films in addition to books. This allowed PATROL’s initial vision to take place: to rescue visual arts within christian culture.